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Barnes & Noble continues slashing prices, reduces backlit Nook e-reader to $100

Ian Paul | Aug. 20, 2013
The awkwardly named Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight now undercuts both Amazon and Kobo's backlit e-readers.

A Nook cutback has been long expected after rumors surfaced in February that Barnes & Noble might stop producing Nook devices altogether to focus on licensing its digital catalog.

Despite the bad news, Barnes & Noble is still expanding the Nook's offerings as it tries to compete with the likes of Amazon, Apple, and a slew of e-reader manufacturers such as Sony. In addition to price cuts on devices, the company recently added the Google Play Store to its Android-based Nook color tablets.

One bright spot in Barnes & Noble's Nook division was its digital content sales, which were up 16.2 percent for the year. But you don't have to buy your books from Barnes & Noble to load up your new e-reader. Instead, check out our new tutorial on how to find free e-books.

 

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